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Old 11-06-06, 06:49 AM
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Zoom forks

Are Downhill zoom forks useable for dirt jumping
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Old 11-06-06, 02:09 PM
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I have never heard of nor would i use a zoom fork.... that being said... DJ forks usually dont exceed 100mm of travel, and are SC... DC forks are too big, too long and you cant do sexy bar spins with them either... btw what frame are you running... if its a bike that SHOULD have a DH fork on it, chances are the wheel base is too long... trust me, I have a 48in wheel base on my dirtbag and i dont DJ for a reason... (thats why I have a specialized p on its way YAY)
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Old 11-06-06, 02:14 PM
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uhhhh ok I googled zoom forks and all the models i could find I would not trust on my commuter... do not put this thing in the air.... I can almost garauntee you will regret landing.... run away.... save some money... and get a bike made for DJing... check the specialized p series, they are well spec'd, also check out diamondbacks dj bike... its decent.... or mow everyone's lawn in your neighbor hood and get a transition trail-or-park....
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my first bike came with a zoom DC fork on it. POS. im pretty sure zoom is below rst.

i say if you've got a zoom fork, don't worry about breaking it while djing.
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I have never heard of nor would i use a zoom fork....
I'm sorry, that statement just amazes me. How can you say you would never use something you haven't even heard of? Doesn't matter if it's the best fork in the world or complete crap that statement is still ridiculous. Now if you made that statement after you did some research it would be different. However, you made it before you researched it (as stated in your next post).
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i've taken a quick look and the onlyzoom fork i could find was $48, what's that £70. it has 50mm of travel and i'm sorry to say, it looked pretty cheap, especially around the drop outs. if i were you i'd have a word with these guys.

http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/

i spoke to them a couple of weeks ago and they were pretty helpful. should be not too far away either.
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I have never heard of zoom.
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WELLLLL...... I had a sneaking suspicion that zoom was a poo company.... and in my defense would you use something you had never heard of... especially when names like Marzocchi are available?? But yeah I see your point.... whatever its all good.....
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Originally Posted by snakehunter
I have never heard of nor would i use a zoom fork.... that being said... DJ forks usually dont exceed 100mm of travel, and are SC... DC forks are too big, too long and you cant do sexy bar spins with them either... btw what frame are you running... if its a bike that SHOULD have a DH fork on it, chances are the wheel base is too long... trust me, I have a 48in wheel base on my dirtbag and i dont DJ for a reason... (thats why I have a specialized p on its way YAY)
Thats weird.

I can dirtjump my DH racebike just fine...
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Originally Posted by snakehunter
WELLLLL...... I had a sneaking suspicion that zoom was a poo company.... and in my defense would you use something you had never heard of... especially when names like Marzocchi are available?? But yeah I see your point.... whatever its all good.....
Well there are a lot of great brands out there that a lot of people haven't heard of. Just think of how many people have never heard of Turner, Transition, White Brothers, Maverick, Foes, Ibis, Blue, Pedal Force, Indy Fab, Ventana, etc. It would suck to make your mind up about any of those just because they are not main stream.

As for the Marzocchi comment there aren't many forks out there I wouldn't take over a Marzocchi. I have had nothing but bad luck with that company.

Regardless, doesn't really matter. Just making a petty point I guess.
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I can't Afford a new bike and i don't really wan't to put new fork's on my DH Bike.
Thanx anyway.What would be the best DJ Forks.
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Originally Posted by cuddlebum
I can't Afford a new bike and i don't really wan't to put new fork's on my DH Bike.
Thanx anyway.What would be the best DJ Forks.
What kind of bike is your DH rig?
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Rbk Blime. I'LL send you a picture of it.Btw ur bike is tidy
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Again....are they made by mazda?
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Again....are they made my mazda?
I couldn't figure out what you were talking about for a minute. Kind of funny once I figured it out.

Anyway, zoom zoom.
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maybe it was my typo lol I said my instead of by
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i got my bike for just a bit of offroad riding really, nothing serious so i only spent £100 on it, tho i did get front disc brake. i also got zoom forks

i'v since decided i like dirt jumping, buit hav no confidence in my forks or my bike

moral of this story: dont get zoom forks for dirt jumping
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